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Friday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Mt 6,19-23): Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal." Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

“The lamp of the body is the eye. If your eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light; but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be in darkness. And if the light in you is darkness, how great will the darkness be.”

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today Jesus gives us a very practical advice: do not treat the things of this life as a treasure. We tend to accumulate many things that in the end we do not know where to put them. It is true that we need things to live, but what we need over everything is love. Someday God will call us to heaven: what treasures will I find there?

"Look! Jesus has remained on earth, hidden in the Eucharist. He is present in many churches. He is everywhere! Could He do it if He had many things?